Working at Gov Facility Services Limited

  • Company size 1,000–2,499 employees
  • Sector Construction & Property
  • Location London, United Kingdom

What we do

Gov Facility Services Limited (GFSL) provides facility maintenance services to prisons across the South of England.

We are a not-for-profit company working closely with Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS), to deliver a range of facility services, including statutory and mandatory planned maintenance, reactive repair, cleaning, stores operation and Project works.

Our core objective is to support HMPPS in providing a safe working environment and maintaining and improving the physical infrastructure of their prisons. We only work in prisons run by HMPPS.

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GFSL works to support the Ministry of Justice in its vision to deliver a worldclass justice system that works for everyone

What you'll get

  • 25 days on appointment + 8 bank holiday days!
  • Pension - Up to 8% employer contribution
  • Death in service - 2x salary
  • Overtime rates - Mon-Sat x1.5, Sunday & Bank Holiday x2
  • Recruitment & Retention Allowance
  • Annual Performance Award
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Financial support for Professional Qualifications
  • Charity Days - 3 days paid leave per year to support a charity

Who you'll work with

Wayne joined GFSL in early 2018 as an electrician and was quickly promoted to site supervisor and then site manager.

He explains the difference of working inside prison.

"Working in a prison environment gives you a whole array of challenges to focus on, so not only do you need to think about your role as an electrician, but you also need to remember the security aspect, the needs of the business, and the stringent rules of the prison establishment."

Before joining HMP IW, Wayne was running his own business, doing contracting works on fibre optics, network cabling and electrical installations across the Island and in London.

However, he has no regrets about joining GFSL, he said:

"I would absolutely recommend working in the prison. It’s daunting at first as you don’t quite know what to expect, but you quickly realise there are processes in place that make the prison a safe working environment.

"The establishment has a long and fascinating history and it’s great to be a part of that. You get a real sense of the importance of the work you’re doing and you also get the chance to work alongside many Island and mainland businesses."

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